The Admiral Was a Lady (1950) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)





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Wanda Hendrix is awfully cute as a WAVE officer who is endlessly pursued by lascivious men. Ex-airmen Edmond O'Brien, Johnny Sands and Steve Brodie spend most of their time chasing Wanda about, but she manages to keep them at arms' length. You see, she only has eyes for her boyfriend Dick Erdman, who is on the lam from vengeful millionaire Rudy Vallee. But it's O'Brien who ends up with Wanda, after nearly getting pounded into hamburger in the boxing ring as a means of proving his love.

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Edmond O'Brien
as Jimmy Stevens
Wanda Hendrix
as Jean Madison
Rudy Vallee
as Peter Pedigrew
Steve Brodie
as Mike O'Halloran (boxer)
Hillary Brooke
as Mrs. Pettigrew
Richard Lane
as The Fight Promoter
Garry Owen
as The Private Eye
Fred Essler
as The Store Keeper
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In a tiny bit of art imitating life, or something like that, Wanda Hendrix (who was married to, but quickly divorced, war hero Audie Murphy, due to his PTSD) cares for 4 former airmen who refuse to get a job for similar reasons. Perhaps the lightest look at PSTD that you're apt to run across, this comedy/romance ends better than Hendrix's marriage did and features Ed O'Brien as a witty ringleader of the 4 (an uneven fit at best). Not terrible.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Silly and unexceptional but O'Brien is always worth watching.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


This is a movie that takes a comedic look at four servicemen after the war, as most movies of this type were dramamtic, film noir and musicials. But the problem with this movie was that the laughs were far and few between. I mean the effort was there, but this was a film that just didn't get me laughing and I love the old black and white movies.

Ken Doers
Ken Doers

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